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Live updates from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we will be back from 8:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region. 

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Weather: Outbreaks of rain

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Dry at first this evening, but outbreaks of rain will soon spread.

Weather forecast for Thursday 1 September 2016

Some brief heavy bursts are likely, but the rain should start to clear towards dawn. 

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Taxi firm hit with £315,000 bill for water

Manchester Evening News

Bosses at a taxi firm got a shock when they were presented with a £315,000 water bill for three months.  

Former Greenmount professional and cricket captain dies

Bury Times

Former Greenmount cricket captain and professional Terry Stewart has died, aged 75, after a battle with cancer.

Lifetime ban for maths teacher who slapped pupil

A maths teacher who slapped a pupil in the face after "squaring up" to him has been banned from the profession.

Failsworth School

Michael Nosiama, 31, was found guilty of hitting the boy at Failsworth School in Oldham in April 2015 after becoming agitated by his disruption in class.

National College for Teaching panel was shown footage of an "angry" Mr Nosiama "goading" the pupil and making "violent physical contact".

It said he was a "continuing risk" and banned him from teaching for life.

Attempted murder charge over stabbing

A man's been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in north Manchester.

Carslake Road

A 30-year-old man was wounded in his stomach during the incident in Carslake Road in Harpurhey on Monday.

A 30-year old is due to appear in court later this month.

£1bn MediaCityUK expansion approved

A £1bn expansion of the MediaCityUK has been approved by councillors in Salford.

Peel Holdings

The site is set to "double in size" by 2026 with ten new buildings including two tower blocks, 1,400 properties and a multi-storey car park.

More than 7,000 people, including about 3,000 BBC and 900 ITV staff, are employed at the £650m site which first opened in 2011.

MPs in Salford called for the expansion to include more jobs for local people.

Salford Council said plans to expand MediaCityUK formed the second phase of a 20-year plan to transform the former docklands.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  •  A man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in North Manchester
  • A petition is launched to stop plans to close NHS walk-in centres in Prestwich and Bury town centre

Council advises bedtime routine ahead of school return

Tameside Council has released some tips for helping a child to be ready for school.

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'I dread opening my curtains' - Network Rail relents to petition pressure over 'sickening fence'

Bolton News

A metal fence that was erected metres from the front of people's homes in Farnworth will be removed after a petition.  

New cycleways officially open in Greater Manchester

Six new cycleways have officially been opened across Greater Manchester.

Bridewater canal, Trafford

The scheme is part of a £42m project to encourage more people to ride their bikes safely.  

The routes include a path alongside the Bridgewater Canal in Trafford, a link through Mersey Valley in Stockport and a cycle lane along Great Clowes Street in Salford.

Labour mayoral candidate calls on Theresa May to support Northern Powerhouse

Andy Burnham has demanded the prime minister honours the Conservatives' promises to the north of England at the last general election.

MP"s Andy Burnham (R) and Steve Rotheram
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The Labour MP and metro mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester, alongside his Labour counterpart in Liverpool, Steve Rotheram MP, said Theresa May pulling the plug on the Northern Powerhouse agenda would be, "as big a betrayal as the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher pulled the plug on our industries". 

The two MPs, elected by the Labour Party to stand as their candidates in the new mayor posts for the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, suggested a "summer of speculation" had cast doubt about the new prime minister's commitment to the idea.

Mrs May has vowed to press ahead with the Northern Powerhouse plan.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • The Labour candidates, who are running to become mayors for Greater Manchester and Liverpool, are jointly calling on the government to honour its promise to build a new HS3 high-speed rail line across the Pennines
  • A local MP is calling for new access roads to be built before the RHS Garden Bridgewater opens in the Boothstown area of Salford
  • Oldham Council's to begin work next week on restoring the war memorial in Crompton

Football: Bolton sign Ben Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, James Henry, Tom Thorpe and Keshi Anderson

BBC Sport

Bolton have signed Peterborough keeper Ben Alnwick, wingers Sammy Ameobi and James Henry on loan until January, plus striker Keshi Anderson and defender Tom Thorpe on season-long loan deals.

Ben Alnwick
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Alnwick, 29, played 84 league games for Posh but was released on Wednesday.

Ameobi, 24, has made 67 appearances for Newcastle, while Henry, 27, has featured in over 100 games for Wolves.

Rotherham's Thorpe, 23, has played 10 matches, but Crystal Palace's Anderson, 21, has yet to play for the club.

Weather: Dry, bright and feeling warm

BBC Weather

Much of the afternoon will be dry and bright making it feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

There will be the odd spot of rain towards dusk and rain overnight.

Weather forecast for Thursday 1 September 2016

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Recovering addict who burgled his grandmother's house vows to turn his life around

Manchester Evening News

A recovering heroin addict who burgled his 89-year-old grandmother’s house and left her struggling to pay the bills has apologised.

Olympians call for 'everyday cycling' investment in UK

Some of Britain's top cyclists have written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for the government to create "a legacy of everyday cycling".

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

The group of Olympians - including gold medallists Jason Kenny from Bolton and his fiancee Laura Trott - said encouraging more people to use bikes instead of cars would be "the best way" to honour their success.

They called on the PM to address "chronic underfunding" in cycling.

The Department for Transport said investment had tripled since 2010.

cycle lane

Mum-of-two chosen by world-renowned polar explorer to ski in Arctic

Bury Times

A Whitefield woman has been hand-picked by a world-renowned polar explorer for an expedition representing Great Britain.

Labour mayoral candidates call on government to support the North

Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham are holding a joint press conference to highlight the state of rail services in North West.

They are running as Labour candidates for mayor for Liverpool and Manchester respectively.

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Weather: Dry and fine at first with rain later

BBC Weather

Much of the afternoon will be dry and bright making it feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. 

Through the day, cloud will thicken from the west with the odd spot of rain towards dusk.

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Petition launched to stop threatened closure of two Bury NHS walk-in centres

A petition has been launched to stop plans to close two NHS walk-in centres in Bury - one in Prestwich and one in the town centre.

The local clinical commissioning group, which makes decisions on health services, has carried out a review and said it could save £800,000 a year by not renewing the contract for the walk-in centres when it's up for renewal next year. 

Prestwich walk-in centre

It also said there is no longer the same demand because of GP's extended hours.

The petition started by Bury Labour party has gained almost 2,000 signatures in two days.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Health bosses in Bury say any money saved from closing two walk-in centres in the town would be reinvested in urgent care services elsewhere
  • A war memorial in Oldham is to be restored ahead of Remembrance Sunday commemorations
  • Plans for a £1bn expansion of MediaCity in Salford are set to be approved by the council later

Transfer deadline day: Premier League spending reaches £1.165bn

BBC Sport

Premier League clubs spent more than £155m on transfer deadline day as the summer window outlay reached a record £1.165bn.

The two Manchester teams each spent more than £150m in the window.

Paul Pogba

Manchester United, under new boss Jose Mourinho, ended what was becoming a protracted saga by signing Paul Pogba for a world record £89m.

They also added Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, both at a cost of about £30m.

Leroy Sane
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City, who also have a new manager in Pep Guardiola, brought in midfielder Leroy Sane from Schalke for £37m and then paid Everton £47.5m for defender John Stones.

Crompton War Memorial to be restored for Remembrance Sunday commemorations

A war memorial in Oldham is to be restored ahead of Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

Crompton War Memorial is a bronze statue on a Scottish granite plinth and depicts a male figure protecting children from two marauding beasts.

Crompton War Memorial
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It was commissioned by the Crompton War Memorial Committee in 1919, with the main bronze statue designed by Richard Reginald Goulden.

Oldham Council said work will start next week with the memorial expected to be back open by Sunday 13 November.

Injured swan removed from railway line at Eccles

Football: Man City striker given an extra 24 hours to respond to charge

BBC Sport

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been given an extra 24 hours to argue his case after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid.

Aguero has until 18:00 to respond to the charge.

Winston Reid could not talk after the clash, according to Hammers captain Mark Noble
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If found guilty, the Argentina international faces a three-match ban.

He would miss Premier League games with Manchester United on 10 September and Bournemouth on 17 September.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A petition is launched to stop plans to close two NHS walk in centres in Bury - one in Prestwich and one in the town centre
  • Plans for a £1bn expansion of MediaCity in Salford are set to be approved by the council later
  • The two Manchester football teams each spent more than £150m on transfer deadline day

Passenger hurt after guard 'lets go' of his wheelchair on train ramp

Manchester Evening News

An investigation has been launched after a passenger in a wheelchair was "let go" by a guard halfway down a ramp before careering into a set of metal seats.

Lanes reopening on the M60 at Prestwich after accident

Two lanes still closed on M60 at Prestwich following earlier accident

Greater Manchester bids to host World Expo 2025

Greater Manchester is bidding to be the host city region for the trade convention World Expo 2025.

The government outlined its ambition to host it last year. It has until 31 October to put the country forward.

Ashton Moss in Tameside

Ashton Moss in Tameside has been identified as a "suitable" site to host the global event, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) said.

The World Expo takes place every five years and Dubai was chosen to host the event in 2020.

Football: England U19 midfielder Zoe Tynan dies aged 18

BBC Sport

England Under-19 Women's and Fylde Ladies midfielder Zoe Tynan has died, aged 18.

The former Everton and Man City player died at West Allerton station in Merseyside on Tuesday, British Transport Police said.

Zoe Tynan
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Tynan's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Her family paid tribute to a "vibrant, generous and fun-loving girl", who was "a dedicated athlete, never happier than when she had a ball at her feet".

Fire crews tackle timber blaze near Strangeways

Manchester fire crews have extinguished a fire at Blacklock Street, Strangeways, earlier this morning involving "a large quantity of timber".

Blacklock Street fire
Helen Montgomery

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Ashton Moss in Tameside could host World Expo 2025, a sixth-month exhibition that could be worth 'billions' to the local economy 
  • People in part of Wigan are being warned to be vigilant after the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Marsh Green
  • Plans for a £1bn expansion of MediaCity in Salford are set to be approved by the council later

Travel: Two lanes closed on M60 at Prestwich

BBC Travel

Two lanes are closed on the M60 clockwise at J17 A56 for Prestwich/Whitefield because of an accident.

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Weather: A fine and dry start to the day

BBC Weather

A dry and fine start with decent spells of sunshine at times. 

Towards the end of the afternoon it'll become breezy and cloudier from the north west. Highs of 20C

Charlie Slater BBC Breakfast Weather September 01 2016

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Welcome to Greater Manchester Live on 1 September. We're here until 18:00 with the latest local news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the 10 boroughs and east Cheshire.

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